KNOWLEDGE OF POWER

Knowledge is the instrument of the wise
Power is the instrument of those who seek it:
A good life requires a curiosity to acquire
The knowledge that is impossible to find;
A good person requires a patience to wait
For the wisdom within to inspire without;
A good leader requires a strength to withhold
The urges to glorify the self at others expense.
Knowledge is the honour of the wise
Power is an honour bestowed on a few.
           Let those who seek power
           Respect the honour bestowed,
           Live a curious and good life
           Where knowledge is truth.

 

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David Scanlon – England – (1963 - )

Scanlon. D (2017) Poetry for business: fired by passion. The Foolish Poet Press, Wilmslow, England. KNOWLEDGE OF POWER. Page Number 11.

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